Absolute, tongue-in-cheek brilliance with a perfect and deep cast. I hope Ferrell, Wiig, Piedmont, and Steele keep the Spoils coming. I read a lot of complaints about how this is unfunny and it blows my mind because this stuff is hysterical and just flat out more interesting than anything else out there... Maybe it's hard to "get" this kind of comedy. Like an acquired taste. Obviously I have it.
“I sometimes make words without tethering them to convention,” auteur Eric Jonrosh admits as The Spoils Before Dying’s first episode concludes. Yep, he does. And as writer, director and producer extraordinaire, his current, “banned until now,” Jonrosh min-series epic is going to make 98% of its audience cry with laughter…
Bluntly speaking? A group of extreme comedy talents have repeated the layered mélange of humor Napoléon they started in Jonrosh’s, “The Spoils of Babylon”.
See, there is no Jonrosh. It is Will Ferrell doing an Orson Wellesian parody on Orson Welles and atop that, the bloat of self-production pieces and grammatical wordplay, dance merrily along super Noir homage-after-homage within 1970s porn set tableaus and blatant product plugs.
Jonrosh’s latest, finally released, “film-a-ma-cation,” introduces a cast that dwells in the super-seedy underbelly of that Jazz world one romanticizes ala Reefer Madness’ incorrect faux filled info-gathering. Foreshadowing as black as ink, ridiculous accents, and uber dramatic actor deliveries simply add to the hilarity. If you happen to be a film fanatic, you’ll get extra guffaws. Also, the over 40’s will love all the credits and references mingled throughout.
The cast is a surprise…you’ll know most of them, others, you soon will. This is brilliant on oh so many levels. You'll want to be buyin' multiple DVDs and give them as party favors to people you like ~ love and knishes, Emily Blunt, BluntReview (dot) com
Not as good as the first season, but it also took the first season to grow on me. So I'm sure it will become greater and greater. The subtlety is fantastic. The girl that watches this show and laughs out loud is the girl I will marry.